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Mar 12, 2013 9:58 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Calif mortuary buries wrong woman

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Officials at a mortuary in Inglewood have admitted they made a mistake by putting a woman in the wrong casket and burying her.

KNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YX5ABZ) that 73-year-old Evans Davidson had complained that the woman in the casket at the viewing wasn't his wife. But officials at Simpson's Mortuary believed it was Davidson's wife of 51 years, Darlene.

Davidson said a few days after the funeral he was told by a mortuary employee that another family was claiming a body switch and his wife's body was still at the mortuary.

Dr. Reginald Black, a spokesman for Simpson's Mortuary, said they buried the wrong woman in Darlene Davidson's grave.

The mortuary has offered to exhume the body and pay all expenses for both families to have proper funeral services.

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